Twitter React To Headies Not Disqualifying Burna Boy After Portable’s Saga
Music lovers on the Bird app are airing their opinions as regards portable’s 2022 headies disqualification.
The conversation sprung after popular journalist Joey Akan called out the headies academy for choosing to disqualify Portable because he is a smaller artist.
According to the decorated music journalist, the headies academy are supposed to reward artistic excellence and not serve as a moral tool to censor their behaviours.
Your job is to cast shiny trophies, and hand them over to people who have shown artistic distinction, while making your own bank.— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) July 27, 2022
It's a music award show. A platform to celebrate artistic brilliance. Not a moral tool for censoring behaviour.
You're not the police or NBC.
Joey Akan took a stance on that point, slamming the headies academy for disqualifying Portable and leaving Burna Boy due to what he regarded as a small vs big artist situation.
Police recently announced investigations into two artists.— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) July 27, 2022
Headies ignore the bigger one, ban the smaller one.
The tweets have triggered a full-blown conversation on Twitter, as different users air their opinions on several topics revolving around Burna Boy, Portable, and the headies.
See reactions below
The other one didn’t threaten to kill the other nominees if he doesn’t win— Adeyemi David (@AdeyemiDavid_) July 27, 2022
Burna is innocent— R2thePlayboy 🖤🇳🇬🦅 (@R2thePlayboy) July 27, 2022
For the first time since I joined twitter you're being logical without sentiments , it's worth celebrating !!— Trouble maker of Lagos 😤 (@CriticCryptic) July 27, 2022
First is Burna boy, the bigger artist.— Martins Nnadubem (@MartinsNnadubem) July 27, 2022
Second is Portable, the seemingly smaller artist!
It's basically Nature favouring abundance!
Disqualifying Burna on the same basis will have more of impact, and not the good kind!
Might not be fair, but it's life.
Sad . Burnaboy don go settle them na— WizkidBack🐐 👑 (@Bigwiz08081) July 27, 2022
Two totally different cases…and besides, the police have done their investigation on Burna’s case and found nothing against him…so what’s your point??? Better use your head oo— wayne jnr (@Emmanue40878676) July 27, 2022
They’re always going to be biased; these awards in Nigeria are absolutely one sided. Even with the nominations you’d see they don’t even know what they’re doing— Voltage⚡️ King 👑 (@santos_flamezzz) July 27, 2022
Maybe because the "smaller one" threatened the lives of other nominees.— Ọlátúnjí Ọláòṣebìkan (@sytnegoldgate) July 27, 2022
Very unfair treatment if you ask me. But one is their fav and the other is not. It is what it is sadly…— VIQTOR #EndSars (@DJ_COLE95) July 27, 2022